Jesse and I rallying with Lil Lex in the La Jolla Shores! $10 says he’s gonna be a lil ripper!
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“Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi
I just got home from a local brewery and got to thinking… “Damn, why is everyone such a sissy”?
It seems nowadays people are more than complacent with mediocrity, being average and finishing in second place. I say this because as I was sitting at the bar tossing back a fine local India Pale Ale the bartender muttered… “I’d consider it a win if we just tied”.
He was referring to the soccer match between the USA and Mexico. Now, keep in mind, I know nothing of soccer (or football for those of you outside the USA). However, I do know about being competitive and winning. Hearing this guy say that he would consider a tie a win made me feel… well, like this…
Hey folks, it’s almost election time and I don’t know about you but I’m already sick and tired of hearing about it. It’s sad because this is something we should have a keen interest in, but because of the way we are bombarded with negative advertisements it leaves a large percentage of us voters disenfranchised, and leaves many of the other voters just plain bitter.
I understand the strategy behind negative attack ads. Hey, they work. Let’s face it, many Americans are a sadistic species who like to tear others apart. They actually enjoy inflicting pain upon others. It gets them off in a weird way. Many others are simply innocent sheep who regurgitate clever propaganda disguised as news or unbiased reporting. The worst part about all of this is these people actually think they are doing some good for their fellow man when in reality all they are doing is galvanizing their base of hate and separating anyone who thinks differently than them. It’s really accomplishes very little in the grand scheme of things.
However, the bigger problem exists when the election is over. We as Americans will face a huge problem and it’s one we directly placed upon ourselves.
Remember the phrase… “And to the republic, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”? I’m sure you do.
I’m telling you, it’s bullshit. Now I’m not even going to get into the “god” portion. To each his own there. I want to focus on the word “Indivisible”.
Let’s face it, as people we are more divisible than a Papa Johns pizza. The only time political parties seem to effectively come together is when a terrorist attacks us. Even then we can’t all be in agreement.
Our election process is so corrupted by special interest groups, corporate conglomerates, Super Pacs and lobbyists that there is very little hope things will ever change before both parties contribute to our inevitable demise. This madness can not last.
Because we truly are divisible and we fight like cats and dogs there really is little hope for a better America. Here’s why…
Once the election is over, roughly 50% of the people who voted will be happy with the results. The other half will be sorely disappointed, angry and will seek to get REVENGE. The bitterness that builds up during an election campaign is so immense that people simple cannot let go once their party loses. It’s back to the drawing boards on how we can take over during the next election.
Seldom does someone say… “Good game, now lets get to work for the American people”.
We continue to divide each other every day when most of us just want the same basic things. We want security, prosperity, opportunity, etc etc.
Somehow we’ve let the media convince us that a handful of wedge issues are enough to totally divide us as a country.
So instead of us rallying behind our commander in chief, whoever he (or maybe one day she) may be, we stick to our guns and support our party’s talking points and agenda each day. If Mitt Romney wins, you can assure there will be a barrage of attacks from CNN on the regular. If Obama wins, Fox News will continue to do what Fox News does. People, it’s a shit show and if you are getting your info from your television or from biased websites I beg of you to rid yourself of the blinders and start making decisions from a heart based place.
So no matter who wins, over the next four years we are going to have hundreds of millions of people upset because they are so emotionally invested in their candidate, in their party and in their ideals. I’m starting to think the Dos Equis guy should run for president. I think we can all agree he’s pretty awesome!
My point here is this…
The more hatred, negative ads or mud slinging that you take part in during an election cycle, the worse off you are no matter who wins. The end result only hurts you, all of America, and the rest of the world. It does nothing but polarize us as people, forces us to focus on our differences instead of our likenesses, and stifles any chance that we can work together for the next 4 years to achieve anything.
It all reminds me of this sketch by Key and Peele…
So what can we truly do?
Listen, I don’t know. I’m just trying to spread my message of peace and love here on my blog. I’m hoping it may help you see things in a lighter tone and realize that we are all much more similar than we are different.
However, I will say this…
When I first got onto the internet around 2004 I was vehemently against George W Bush. I thought he was horrible for this country, was a war monger, and I truly believed he was a evil being. I believed this so much and got so entrenched in my emotions that I went to the streets and registered thousands upon thousands of people to vote, produced an album with 22 artists containing all anti-Bush songs, created concerts with bands, comedians and artists against Bush, sold hundreds of T-Shirts, bumper stickers and more all to raise awareness of this thing I hated so much.
While I did make some good money, and did educate a lot of people, I spent my life in a world of HATE! And let me tell you, it wasn’t all that much fun.
So here’s what I do today…
I pray for George Bush. I actually pray that the lord watches over him, guides him and helps him for the wrongs he’s done in his life. I pray for Mitt Romney. I pray for Obama. I even pray for the sheep who I dogged out in the beginning of the article. And finally, I pray that I’m able to see others in a kinder light so I can hopefully avoid the cycle of hate that is killing all of us.
None of these are guys I would personally vote for. However, instead of hurling insults and mean spirited venom I try to find what good I can in each of them because I know that one day they are going to be making decisions for you and I. In the bigger picture, I’m more concerned about us as a whole than I am one party, one president and even one country.
Folks, we are divisible. However, it doesn’t need to make us assholes.
Love, Peace and Bicycle Grease!
PS: I urge you to share this with fellow Americans and friends if it is something you resonate with. No matter what party you are affiliated with, what religion you are, or where you come from, there comes a point where we need to come together as people and stop ripping each other apart.
I’ve never been the best at finishing projects or tasks. Of course, I’m incredible at beginning them. However, lately I’ve been focusing on accomplishing my to do lists and celebrating small wins to help encourage me to finish even more.
I’d like to personally invite you to an event like no other. It’s called The Kyle Cease Seminar. I’m not sure why Kyle didn’t come up with some fancy name like “The Greatest Seminar Of Your Life” or “How To Be More Awesome Than Superman On Red Bull” or “This Seminar Will Make Your Penis Grow Huge”. The fact is he didn’t. He just called it “The Kyle Cease Seminar”. And I’m okay with that.
The first time I saw Kyle in action it was at an event called Stand Up Bootcamp. I paid $3000 to be in attendance. I almost NEVER pay for seminars because I’ve always been very fortunate to get comped to most events. However, this was a bit different. This event was teaching comedians how to tap into their core self and how to dominate the stage in a way I’d never seen before. Kyle was teamed up legendary comedian Louie Anderson and had an all star cast of comics there to help. This cast not only blew me away, but many of the guys were comedians I had grown up loving. I’m talking about stars like Ralphie May, Kevin Nealon, Paul Provenza, Harland Williams and many more. It was a weekend I’ll never forget.
What was crazy about that event was that within two days, I went from being an attendee to being a speaker on stage. Coincidentally Kyle had been turned on to many of my marketing buddies like Frank Kern and John Carlton via the Tony Robbins “Money Masters Series” and he was blown away at the serendipity of me showing up. So, he threw me up on stage to teach the comedians about marketing. Just like his last event, I’ll also be speaking at this one too. I’m really pumped about it.
From that moment at Stand Up Bootcamp a deep friendship evolved and since then Kyle has been one of my best friends of my entire life. I consider him a brother.
Anyhow, in the last two years or so I’ve watched him do some absolutely incredible things. I’m talking life changing things. I’ve witnessed him work one on one with so many people to transform how they use the stage, carry themselves in their day to day life and to help rid people of anxiety and panic disorders. In fact, we both created this website and business called Panic Free Life together. I’m really proud of that project.
During this growth process I’ve watched and help Kyle transition from being a comic who performs in comedy clubs and bars around the world to evolving into a motivational speaker and teacher who inspires thousands of college kids, teaches marketers and thought leaders a more pleasant way of presenting their messages to the masses and live an overall amazing life! He’s such a solid dude.
Anyhow, I want you to come to this seminar as my guest. I’ve created a discounted link that knocks hundreds of dollars off the price of the admission. This price is only for my friends so please don’t share it outside of our circle please. I didn’t even tell Kyle how cheaply I was going to let you come. So, if there is any problem, I’ll will personally make up the difference out of my own pocket. I also created the link to go to my Paypal account because Kyle doesn’t have a shopping cart set up. Hey, he’s a comedian, not a marketer.
However, his message and teachings will help you sell more items than you ever imagined. Kyle has a unique talent in bringing out the very best in everyone and when you are done with this 3 day event, you are going to look at the camera an entirely different way. You’ll be so eager to share your message with the world in an positive, uplifting and exciting way.
Trust me, there is NOTHING out there like this. Kyle has created something so unique, and I don’t want you to miss it. So, let’s get to the details and the dates…
Life Is A Playground!
The seminar will be taking place at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club on April 28th, 29th and 30th.
Here are the specific details…
April 28, 29, 30th (9am – 6pm)
Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
1000 Universal Blvd.
Click here for directions.
This event: * Will be extremely intimate. *Will be the funniest, most playful, most eye-opening event you’ve ever attended. *Will be attended only by people who are open to Kyle’s teachings and who know Kyle through his interviews and appearances at other seminars. It has not been promoted to his mainstream comedy fan base. The goal is to have a roomful of wide-open people ready for real change in their lives and ready to work with each other at a fast pace of personal growth. *Is risk-free, with a complete money-back guarantee. If you are not totally happy with your results, you will receive a full refund.
See what motivational guru Bob Proctor has to say about Kyle..
Have you used Dropbox yet?
It’s pretty sweet, and it’s dead simple to use.
Whether you just need a place to store some files so you don’t lose them, or maybe you want to share with a friend or outsourcer, Dropbox is a piece of cake.
I created this short video below to show you just how simple it is to use. And the best part is, it’s free for up to 2.2 Gigabytes.